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come of all midcoast -- up along the coast. there is much heavier rain down across southeast virginia and into the carolinas, all associated with what used to be tropical storm the cold. that has dissipated but the moisture is still coming our way. computer models indicate that a lot of rain will fall between now and friday evening. the red and yellow areas indicate four or 5 inches of rain, especially on the eastern shore and the lower eastern shore were heavy rain is possible. there may be some gusty thunderstorms as well. wind advisories have been posted near the bay. tides are expected to run around 2 feet above normal three the day tomorrow. there may be some minor coastal flooding due to the higher than normal ties until the storm can move out. we will check the complete forecast in a few minutes. >> officials around the state are getting ready for this storm. they say they are urging
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residents to clean off nearby storm drains to help with any flooding. b.g.e. says to get ready now, just in case you lose power. >> the concern we have is the high wind. that could bring down trees, power lines, and obviously with the heavy canopy that we have today, we already have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. it is a good recipe for power outages. >> shows you how it is more than just rain. the infrared satellite images are firing up to follow the storms ever-changing path. you can share your photos and videos, and we will check back with tom shortly. >> we are following breaking news from montgomery county. a serious bus accident in bethesda. captain roy taylor is with skyteam 11. >> this is the way the scene
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looks now around 270 northbound, just north of exit one. we have video to show you of what it looked like earlier. shortly after 4:00 this afternoon, a tour bus was in the process of hitting the sky ramp to go northbound onto 70, but for some reason a loss control and ended up hitting portions of a bridge and a guard rail and rolling down about 30 or 40 feet. we understand there was one fatality involved in this accident. four people were trapped inside the bus. there were rescued. two of those people were in critical condition and taken to trauma centers. the other two were serious but not critical. there were least 12 people on the bus at the time of the accident. ntsb has been informed. maryland state police are conducting the investigation and right now northbound to 70 from the inner loop of the beltway is still shut down. -- northbound 270.
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>> 11 news has confirmed that the baltimore city police department has disbanded one of its drug unit as it investigates allegations of misconduct of several officers. we are told one supervisor and one officer have been suspended. we will have more on the developing story for you on 11 news tonight at 11. >> a possible landmark deal with baltimore city teachers could land them extra pay based on student performance. tim tooten is live in hamilton with the very latest. >> details of that landmark contract are still being explain at this hour, but we have some of the basics. it is a three-year contract that will have a 4.5% raise over that period, and current health benefits will remain the same. here is what the mayor had to say about the contract a little while ago. >> with this new contract,
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baltimore will lead the state and even the nation in making the necessary changes to improve academic achievement in our school system. today, baltimore school teachers and administrators are not waiting for anyone. -- not waiting for anyone to improve public education. >> here are some more specifics about the contract. pay for first-year teachers would go to $46,744. the top base increased being proposed is $80,000, which would go to 100,000. what we are trying to hear now is where that money is coming from and how the district might be able to afford these increases. the contract has received praise from the state school superintendent. her in a terse statement and a contract is available on our website,
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>> sweeping changes can often sparked mixed reaction. we are checking comments on ulocal. >> and the poll out today gives martin o'malley a double-digit advantage in the governor's race. the washington post survey says o'malley has 52% of the vote, ehrlich 41%. the poll has a margin of error of four points. david collins is checking the facts. he joins us live with details. could the dueling ads take on a 72% increase in electric rates, an issue that came up for years ago in the governor's race. it almost comes across as a
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debate, another thing the candidates cannot agree on. bob ehrlich struck first, and martin o'malley countered. their latest not down drag out political at fight is over the increase in electric rates. curious, because it was a contentious issue for years ago in the governor's race. >> remember this promise? thein o'malley taking on deed to stop the rate hikes. >> as mayor of baltimore, o'malley challenged the rate hike in court. he pushed bills to mitigate the increase. legislation included caps in allowing for in the mineral -- incremental increases. >> while the b.g.e. rate hike came to light encore paris what, the biggest part of the hike was finalized on o'malley.
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an order -- in order to entice steven larsen away from the private sector, the governor bumped his salary by $68,000. >> the fact of the matter is, our economy is doing much better now. that's really? nearly 7000 in maryland lost their jobs last month. >> the elecampane rounded off the number. the actual number, 6975. >> four years ago, martin o'malley misled us. now he is just making stuff up. >> this is all. -- this is false. a memo was replaced with a more upbeat assessment. the elecampane released o'malley administration e-mail's obtained -- the ehrlich campaign. the job numbers used in the internal report and its replacement were identical. >> bob ehrlich real record on
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energy, lobbyist helped write utility regulations. >> this is true. the former pse chair routinely consulted with lobbyists. >> martin o'malley got told on the -- got tough on the d. >> bob ehrlich got paid $2.5 million at a lobbying firm orders representing special interests in casinos in maryland. >> this is true, but the $2.5 billion is the combined income of erik and his wife. the law firm is registered to lobby congress on a variety of interests. eric has not revealed his client list. >> the o'malley campaign considers this a pretty good week. president obama recorded a radio ad for o'malley and confirmed he will campaign for him next week in maryland, but new york mayor michael bloomberg will be stumping for him tomorrow after
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o'malley cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the state's first slot parlor. >> the bed bug problem across the u.s. has almost reached an epidemic status, and baltimore is not immune. the city health department hosted the first of several public meetings on the issue all in hopes of curbing fuehrer's and offering some good advice. lowell melser joins us live from the city health department. >> the story has been in and out of the news and is making headlines again as baltimore health officials say they are receiving an alarming number of phone calls concerning bedbugs. this afternoon's forum offered citizens guidance they may need to prevent them from happening in the first place or ways of dealing with them. it even had some success stories. >> it was late one night when i went into my room and click on the light, and there was a bedbug just crawling across my
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white bedspread. >> lauren is all too familiar with bedbugs. two years ago her city home became infested, and she found out there were actually coming from her neighbor's home. >> i did discover an infestation, and it turned out our jason never set had them for several years. >> ironically, she works for the health department. she got involved with our neighbor and a battle of the bugs with steam cleaning, washing of close with natural pesticides. >> it is really stressful, especially if you are staying with other relatives and you have kids. >> of the more than 150 people that came up, listing what verlan smith who has not lived in hurt townhome since july because of bedbugs. >> i really don't know what to do, because i don't want to go back into my home. >> health officials offered concerned citizens various
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advice on how to determine if they have bedbugs, what options they have, and preventive measures to keep them away. >> because they have not been around for a long time, people have not been aware of what they were looking for or what to do to prevent them. >> they also stress for people live in town houses how important it is to get involved with your neighbors if you do notice bedbugs, because they cannot all go away unless you work together. >> it took a little bit of homework and a couple of months to figure out all the solutions that we needed to use. >> the city help the firm says it will stay on top of this issue, offering another eight or nine more forums around the city over the next four months. we have provided a link to more information on our website, lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> ravens running back ray rice
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makes an appearance on the practice field today, but will he be in the lineup sunday in pittsburg? >> we will see some rain around here not only tonight but through the day tomorrow. some of it could be heavy. we are under a flash flood watch for the next 24 hours or so. a live it be from skyteam 11. a live it be from skyteam 11.
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storyteller: the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. down came the rain and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof. luckily, the spider recently had geico help him with homeowners insurance. water completely destroyed his swedish foam mattress. he got full replacement. and now owns the sleep number bed. his sleep number is 25. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance.
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>> baltimore county police arrested two men in the death of a hispanic man in cockeysville. there are arrested and charged with murder of a man who died of blunt force trauma. the suspects are being held
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without bail. all three men lived in the same apartment building. >> of family -- the family may not be able to sue the city. a 14-year-old died on a ball feel in druid hill park. she was electrocuted when she reached for a second offense, completing an electrical circuit. a judge granted the city music, but the family of of an amended complaint to restart the litigation -- granted the city immunity. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meterologist tom tasselmyer. >> so far here in baltimore, just a few hundreds of an inch of rain, but that they multiplied tonight and tomorrow when a few inches may add up in the rain gauges around the region. the first batch of showers has shifted west back toward hagerstown and will continue to fall in the mountains through the day tomorrow. wore heavy showers south of
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richmond toward north pole, and you can see the continuation of the heavy rain down through north carolina. at one time it was tropical storm nicole. the national hurricane center indicated the tropical system has dissipated, but the moisture sources coming right up out of eastern florida through the carolinas and into baltimore. the new low pressure forming on the coast could bring us several inches of rain in parts of maryland. only a trace of rain so far at the inner harbor. the cloudy skies and showers could keep the temperature is below normal today. only 55 degrees of on skyline drive in the shenandoah national park. cecil county at 70 degrees and will stay in the upper 50's to mid 60's through the night. a possibility of heavier rain after midnight heading toward tomorrow morning. the front stalled on the coast
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will help generate showers as will the remnants of nicole coming north. we expect the new area of low pressure to form down here and track up into the coastal areas, almost like a fall nor'easter that is loaded with tropical moisture. you can see a hint of circulation down here, but the national hurricane center near miami has been watching this closely on radar and with satellite imagery, and they could not find a well defined center to this one is tropical storm. it is no longer technically nicole, just the remnants of moisture, norway. heavy showers indicated here tomorrow afternoon. it is possible we could have strong or severe thunderstorms around the bay or on the eastern shore as the heavy rain is moving through. in the heavy rain that forms would drag down some gusty winds from up above. gusts of 35 miles an hour are possible tomorrow. some clearing as we head into the weekend, but showers and
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cool temperatures. some chilly air coming into western pennsylvania and the ravens will be playing in some real football weather on sunday. some of that will be moving our way for the second half of the weekend. it will be like fall once the storm moves out of here. the red and yellow or where -- our work you may get for our 5 -- the red and yellow are where you may get four or 5 inches of rain. flood watch is in effect for most of the state, a wind advisory around the bay and on the eastern shore. east wins 10-20, gusting to 30 at times. small craft advisory on the bay , and three-foot waves on the open waters of the chesapeake. high tides at fort lincoln read just after midnight tonight. -- at fort mchenry.
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rain in the mountains tomorrow and 63, showers around the bay with gusting winds and 73. winds will be even stronger on the lower eastern shore, gusting to 35-40 miles an hour with some heavy thunderstorms. a wet and windy thursday, clearing out friday, and i start to the weekend, and then that pennsylvania coal comes into our area on sunday. a high of only 59 with a chance for more showers into the middle of next week. >> so we know we will see chilly weather sunday in pittsburgh, but we don't know if we will see ray rice in the ravens backfield on sunday against the steelers. heading for the first showdown with pittsburg, and rice, who was back on the practice field today, is still a question mark for sunday's game. he bruised his right knee in
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last sunday's win over the browns. he is a much bigger threat in the passing game than mcgahee. he ran for 141 yards at pittsburg, the only running back to run for the 900 guards in the steelers in the last 37 games. -- to run for more than 100 yards. >> when it comes to touchdown time, that is when i come in. >> the ravens also released trevor pryce today, no. 90. before time pro bowler has seen limited playing time, but john harbaugh stressed the team hopes it intends to bring prices back soon. can hamlin will rejoin the roster. much more on the ravens
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preparation for sunday's game in pittsburgh. game plan airs tonight at 7 307:30. the forecast is straight ahead.
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my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward. old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers
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investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. >> cal ripken is reported least darning a tasty new business
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venture. plus, the latest on the bus crash in bethesda. we will follow all the details as they become available to us. these stories and more when you these stories and more when you join us tonig i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. buried in his website - a promise to replace the tax code with a 23% sales tax and eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. a bush tax panel said families would pay $6,000 more a year. a reagan tax advisor calls it a very dumb idea. but that's not his only bad idea. harris was the only senator to vote against
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expanding the child care tax credit and against the state's cancer treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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>> we are getting ready for plenty of rain. >> parts of maryland could have up to 5 inches of rain tonight and tomorrow. coming up out of the carolinas, it will be with us for the next 24-30 hours, tapering off
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tomorrow evening carried it should clear up in time for friday, at least around here. if you check our forecast from the computer models, trying to pinpoint the track of it. this is upward of four or 5 inches of rain by late in the afternoon on friday and 2-4 inches at -- west of the bay. the potential is there for some heavy rain. cecil county is in the flood watch as well. there are special, they stand out. possibility of winds gusting to 35 or 40 miles an hour. the forecast, wet and windy through thursday, clearing up friday, and i saturday, cool and a few more showers on sunday. >> thanks for joining us, everybody. we will see you back here tonight at 11. old gibbs canning company.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. old gibbs canning company. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start
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building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich did not make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but martin o'malley, even in the toughest of times, has made record investments in public schools,

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